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5 Pro Tips To Better Your UX Design Practice

October 6, 2017 |
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Designing for years and years often gives you a feeling that you have mastered this particular art. You start considering yourself to be a perfectionist and believe that there is no scope for improvement. Well, the saying ‘Practice makes a man perfect’ is absolutely true in all terms. However, people tend to stop their learning once they feel PRO. One should never forget that even the best in the business might need some learning. The skills of designers who are in the industry might start deteriorating as they haven’t spend any time in improving their skills. So, it’s best that the designers pull up their socks and start practicing best ux design practices to shine their skills. Here are 5 tips to get you started.

1. Trim Down The Jargons

Being a UX designer, terms like Heuristic review, agile, iterative design etc. would be quite common for you. But, ask any commoner and it will all be Latin & Greek to him. To be honest, they really don’t care as well. It’s OK if you use these terms during your UX team meetings, but you must avoid them during conversations with rest of the employees, investors, clients, partners etc. The clients and the stakeholders must always be on the same page as you are and this could only be achieved when you use simple terms which they can comprehend easily. If you are not doing the same, you are simply separating them which is not a good sign.

2. Use Your Past Creations

If you have been in the industry for quite a few years now, you will surely have several projects under your belt. But, do you ever review your past projects while developing a mindset for your upcoming project. Most of the designers don’t really do so. However, these projects could act as a great inspiration for your next project. By reviewing your old projects you would understand what you use to follow at that time, what you are using now, and you can draw a comparison between the two. An analysis of these projects could become a great whitepaper which you can be used to promote your business. Results from the past could be used to demonstrate your expertise to prospective clients.

3. Take A Break

This might sound a completely out of the box suggestion, but it has its own benefits. Monotony is a serial killer of innovations, ideas, and dreams. Taking a break is a great option for experienced designers to get away completely from designing and refresh their skills. You can involve yourself with different verticals like software development or product development. See the other side of the grass and judge if it is really that greener. It will allow you to appreciate what others do in the organization and will increase the level of understanding between everyone. More the understanding, more the efficiency.

4. Conduct A UX Team Review or Audit

Sadly, there is a very monotonous pattern of daily work that we have been following since ages and tend to follow it on a loop. We get a project, we work on it, we deliver, and we start again. By following this without any gaps or rest, we carry on the flaws and loopholes from one project to the next one as we don’t have time to even identify them. Take a break and utilize it by conducting an audit amongst the UX team. Review how you are working, what is the methodology that you follow, and ask questions about the effectiveness of every step that is being taken in the entire tenure of the project. This whole exercise will allow you to identify workflow flaws, loopholes, and areas of improvement. It will work wonders for your overall work efficiency and quality.

5. Play Around With New Tools

It’s a great practice to get your hands around the newbies. While working on their favorite softwares for years and years, designers hesitate to try out on new softwares. This only limits their knowledge and skills as every new tool adds a new skillset to the designer’s portfolio. Also, there are a lot of career benefits attached to it. Knowledge of a few comprehensive tools may become a game changer in your next interview. Choose a new wireframe package to play with it and adopt a new process of designing wireframes. This can help you in examining the way you build wireframes.

The crux of the matter is that no one is too old to learn something. Learning never gets wasted. Following these design practices allows you to brush up your existing skills, add new skills, follow the industry standards, and most importantly open up your mind for new groundbreaking innovations and ideas. Our UX experts are available to assist you round the clock to cater to your design needs. Speak to them NOW!

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